As many people are aware, PCOS stands for Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. I was diagnosed with this as an average weight sixteen year old. My doctors said my diagnosis was probably the result of stress, something that is very common amongst women with PCOS.
Basically, my hormones are all out of whack, and i only get a period if i am forced to by a birth control pill. Along with irregular menstrual cycles, other symptoms of PCOS include:
- weight gain, and a difficult time losing weight
- increased growth in body/facial hair
- issues getting pregnant
If you do not tend to your PCOS, it is very likely that you can develop diabetes, heart disease, or other health problems.
While there are many advertisements for “cures” for PCOS, there is truly only one way to rid of it: diet and exercise. You need to change you lifestyle to be a healthier, more active person, something i am trying to do as we speak.
FOODS NOT TO EAT WHEN YOU HAVE PCOS:
- desserts or foods high in sugar
- soft drinks/sports drinks
- processed grains
- refined carbs
(information provided by women.webmd.com)
if you have any further concerns about the condition, it would be beneficial to visit: http://women.webmd.com/tc/polycystic-ovary-syndrome-pcos-topic-overview as it discusses symptoms, causes, definitions, and treatments which can be very helpful